Yellowstone National Park
Camping With President Roosevelt
"Camping With President Roosevelt" is an account of the author's trip to Yellowstone Park with former American president Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. A fascinating and insightful story interspersed with examples of beautiful nature writing, this is a volume not to be missed by fans and collectors of Burroughs wonderful writing. Contents include: "A Storm Centre", "The President's Interest In Natural History", "His Love Of Animals", "Meeting The People", "A Pretty Incident", "Ranch Life The Making Of Him", "Old Neighbors", "Bad Lands And Bad Men", "The President's Cordiality", etc. John Burroughs (1837 - 1921) was an American naturalist, essayist, and active member of the U.S. conservation movement. Burroughs' work was incredibly popular during his lifetime, and his legacy has lived on in the form of twelve U.S. Schools named after him, Burroughs Mountain, and the John Burroughs Association-which publicly recognizes well-written and illustrated natural history publications. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Our National Parks
John Muir (1838?1914) ranks among America's most important and influential environmentalists and nature writers. Devoted to the preservation of wilderness areas, Muir founded the Sierra Club and was active in the establishment of Yosemite National Park. Our National Parks, originally published in 1901, includes?ten articles that previously appeared in The?Atlantic Monthly. Muir wrote them?in hopes of exciting interest in the parks, certain that visitors would fall in love with the scenic grandeur as he had?and that their enthusiasm would ensure the parks' preservation.Six of this volume's ten chapters are devoted to Muir's beloved Yosemite, exploring the forests, fountains, streams, and animals of the Sierra Nevada. The great naturalist also visits the meadows, geysers, waterfalls, and lakes of other parks, including Yellowstone, Sequoia, and General Grant. Muir's warmth and humor brighten every page, and vintage photographs provide atmospheric accompaniment to his words. These essays are essential reading for anyone wishing to visit (or revisit) the national parks of the Western United States as well as those who want to help protect America?s wilderness areas.
The Night the Mountain Fell
The Night the Mountain Fell is the riveting account of the deadly 7.5 earthquake that struck Hebgen Lake in Yellowstone Park, Montana, on August 1959. Also known as the Yellowstone Earthquake, the disaster caused massive flooding and the worst landslide in the history of the Northwestern United States.